Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Tombstone Tuesday - James William Smith


James William Smith

Born on December 10, 1862

Son of
James Luther and Henrietta D. Smith

Brother to
Virginia "Jennie", Catherine "Kate", Francis Marion "Frank"
and Edward Dorsey

Husband of
Mary Kendrick

Father to
Lillie Mae, Kate, James William, Jr., Laura, Henry Newman,
Nettie, Charles Gordon "Charlie", Augustus Edward "Gus"
and Jack

Died on July 23, 1936
Buried in the Old Pine Hill Cemetery
Sicily Island, Catahoula Parish, Louisiana


James William Smith was a brother to my paternal great-great grandmother, Virginia "Jennie" Smith Blackman.



Sunday, October 12, 2014

Sunday's Obituary - Christine Campbell Bynum

Hattiesburg American - 5/29/1965

Cora Christine Campbell

Born on July 8, 1917

Daughter of
Daniel Campbell and Inez Mathis

Wife of
Daniel Gordon Bynum

Mother to
Rankin Glynn, Bennie Faye, Annette and Diane

Died on May 29, 1965
Buried in the Military Baptist Church Cemetery
Sumrall, Lamar County, Mississippi



Christine Campbell Bynum's husband, Gordon, was a brother to my maternal grandfather, John Buel Bynum.


Sunday, October 5, 2014

Church Record Sunday - Samuel A. Edmonds and Family

The following church history for Pleasant Hill Methodist Church is Dacula, Gwinnett County, Georgia was compiled in 1911 by J. C. Flanigan.  Listed among the church membership are Samuel A. Edmonds, his wife, M. E. "Milly"; sons, James Wesley and Samuel Neese; daughters, Mary Rebecca "Mollie" Gower, Martha Beatrice "Mattie" and Ella Bertha.






Samuel A. Edmonds was a brother to my paternal great grandfather, William Newell Edmonds.



*Source:  Gwinnett Churches:  A complete history of every church in Gwinnett County, Georgia.  Compiled by J. C. Flanigan in 1911.



Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Wedding Wednesday - Edmonds and McGaughey




On October 19, 1873, Thomas Sanford Edmonds married Martha Ann Beatrice McGaughey in Walton County, Georgia.  Thomas was the son of James Powell Edmonds and Rebecca Snow.  

Thomas Sanford Edmonds was a brother to my paternal great grandfather, William Newell Edmonds.



Sunday, September 28, 2014

Sunday's Obituary - James Jefferson Edmonds


James Jefferson Edmonds

Born on August 9, 1875

Son of 
Thomas Sanford Edmonds and Martha Ann Beatrice McGaughey

Brother to
Thomas Jackson Edmonds

Husband of
Eula Mary Lane

Father to
Martha, Mary Eula, Thomas Jefferson and James Jefferson, Jr.

Died on November 29, 1935
Buried in the Rest Haven Cemetery
Monroe, Walton County, Georgia


James Jefferson Edmonds was my first cousin, twice removed.  His father, Thomas Sanford Edmonds was a brother to my paternal great grandfather, William Newell Edmonds.


Obituary is courtesy of Becky Edmonds Fleeman.
Tombstone photograph was taken by FindAGrave member, GA Firefighter.